Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a commercial [public sector procurement] lawyer with a sense of
humour. My job's my[...]
There should be a "What I'm not looking for..." question.
I don't (want to) understand people who think "travelling" makes
them interesting when they haven't the wit to explore the potential
of what's in front of them. [All things bright & beautiful:
there's more on heaven and earth than travel philosophy]
"Polyamorous" is right up there with "travelling" you wild,
adventurous characters. [But is something lost as well as gained in
poly? Which do I value more? For now?]
[Female peeps] who write thousands of words about themselves ("I'm
rubbish at talking about myself" [Reflexive? Tee hee]) and end with
words to the effect "nutters [male peeps/me] need not apply"
Apply?!!! You're on a free to air dating site. [There's no reason
to feel insecure with me if you're prepared to find a place that's
safe for you and talk, and persevere - at least a bit.]
[Don't upset] yourself. [Polite enquiry: h]ow come is it that
according to [seemingly so many of] your answers so many of you
bisexual females "never have and never would" have sex with a
woman? [Can't have both or what am I missing?!?? Want to know
*stamps foot* Might be useful:) I'm a lawyer, you can trust me...in
I'm a good listener and thoughtful. [sometimes]
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working with people and living alone. [Sort of. *inscrutable
[Not being stubborn. Live my life by it;]
[Learning to listen and process. Really! I'm nearly 40!! Sobriety
has been good to me and is a gift that keeps giving. Not pious or
holy abt it though.]
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Saving other people money. Wordsmithery. [Sitting on my arse]
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I can be obnoxious. [don't like to be though. Learning &
practicin. Practicing & learnin]
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Cleva books that make me laugh. Should I list them to prove how
sophisticated and erudite I am? Nah. [I decide how I feel and
choose accordingly. More a (written) media/journalist peep than
bookworm or scholar in truth. Quality over quantity though.]
Four Lions is one of the funniest and certainly the bravest film
I've seen. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was disappointing... Not been
to the movies since joining OKC... [Update: thought Bond v
derivative but liked Boune Legacy, Hobbit ok (didn't like book), Pi
disappointing (lived book), Lincoln I left early etc etc]
[Haven't seen, and would certainly like to, the new Gatsby. At a
loose end anyhow. See what laughingly passed for my job!!]
Musically, "The melody chord unwinds me..." [And Jake Bugg.]
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
3 would be: family, opportunity & sleep.[security, learning,
reflexivity - and I need much less sleep these days;]
[Looking at the above it appears I value principally security &
change. Do you think these values conflict with each other?]
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Other people - including you [#lol] xx
[& work. Who doesn't, right?]
[Right now? Shiny new kit] [amongst other things]
[Me:)] [And talkin abt myself. Person-centred, see? Believe me if I
get going, you having nothing to say won't be the problem..;]
I will take all the square brackets out of this profile eventually
but it's helpful with my recovery at the moment and old habits... I
am a lawyer (natural born one too:) And I'll complete
de-personalising the pejorative language if you like:))
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In bed with a glass of orange juice and ...[my phone;]
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You will have guessed that ventisquero [wine I was drinking at the
time: red Chilean merlot I think] is not my real name and that I'm
a shy guy.
[But discovered/remembered my 'extrovert' side and my voice during
counselling with an insightful, compassionate professional peep. (I
call her #yoda;)]
[I'm a recovering alcoholic and I originally wrote this profile
while still drinking.
[I hope to set a more optimistic example to other vulnerable
(alcoholic) peeps [as I did not remember having one to look
[Twitter: @LouisTrimble911 (Not my name either!): F Scott
Fitzgerald, The Lost Decade. FB?] [Just ask if you'd like to know
my name - oh come on Dan, that's lame..;]
[I have shiny new kit syndrome. Working on it.:]
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are sincere; [compassionate?]
You bought your phone without using your dad's money;]
You know who I am; [and;/]or,[(joint&several:)]
You know I won't always catch you if you fall.
[What's this all abt? Don't upset yourself and get defensive;) Get
secure instead, talk abt it - when you're ready, where it's safe
for you to do so... ]
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